Best Of Sydney
Sydney is full of modern character, ripe with historic colonial connections and is a cornucopia of cuisines, which makes it an ideal place to take a city tour about the town for any foodie or culture connoisseur. You'll come across stunning waterways along Sydney Harbour and visit some of the city's landmarks and attractions, including the Art Gallery of NSW and Parliament House. Stop by trendy, historic districts and suburbs, where you can experience the local culture and cuisine, such as the affluent suburbs of Double Bay and Vaucluse. Get around town from the comfort of a premium air-conditioned touring bus, which comes with free Wi-Fi and a professional driver who serves as your local tour guide.
Your city tour will take you to visit scenic spots and attractions, including the Sydney Tower, where you can catch a panoramic view of the city from Sydney's tallest building. Standing at over 1,000 feet in the air, the Sydney Tower is also the Southern Hemisphere's tallest observation deck. Your tour will also take you to wander the majestic gardens, wistful waterways, awe-inspiring architecture and gorgeous green spaces of Hyde Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens, St. Mary's Cathedral, Darling Harbour and more.
If you want to truly indulge in Sydney's modern culture, you can count on your tour taking you to enjoy shopping, dining and more in its bustling Chinatown district and Sydney's hot spot, Kings Cross. You'll also bask in the sun and enjoy a stroll on the popular Bondi Beach. Find plenty of photo opportunities and cultural experiences on this tour, including when you take a guided walking tour of the historic Rocks, which is the modern city's birthplace.
Continue your journey by indulging in a delicious buffet lunch aboard a luncheon cruise while enjoying the beautiful blue skylines of Sydney Harbour. This Sydney city tour also is a history buff's delight thanks to destinations like the trendy yet historic area of Paddington and Sydney Town Hall.
Don't leave Sydney without exploring all that the city brings. Book your Sydney city tour with cruise lunch today to immerse in its culture, cuisine and cosmopolitan character.
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.
We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.
Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.